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1 Billion Volunteers Can Help Meet UN's Post-2015 Goals
Businesses, governments, and nongovernmental and international organizations need all the help they can get to meet the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Gallup World Poll surveys in 2014 found about 1 billion volunteers.
What Amazon Gets Right
What Your Company's Recruitment Strategy Is Missing
Gallup-Purdue Index 2015 Report Now Available
The report provides insights for universities, educators, employers and students on the factors that contribute to positive outcomes for graduates.
Obsolete Annual Reviews: Gallup's Advice
Computer Science Deserves Priority in the Classroom
Four Ways Superintendents Build Excitement for the Future
A majority of U.S. superintendents are excited about their school district's future, and say principals and teachers share much of this excitement. But superintendents are less optimistic about the future of U.S. public education.
Workplace Awards Can Help Companies Land Top Talent
Pursuing a workplace award can help differentiate a company's employment brand. Eight in 10 U.S. adults who are open to or actively seeking a new job say they are at least somewhat more likely to apply at a company that has won one.
Americans Say There Is More to School Success Than Test Results
Nearly eight in 10 Americans say students' engagement with class work and their hopefulness about the future are very important measures of a school's success.
Many Students Lack Access to Computer Science Learning
A new report from Gallup and Google reveals that while many U.S. students, parents, teachers and administrators highly value computer science education, many students do not have access to it at school.
No Evidence That Bachelor's Degrees Lead to Lifelong Learning
When it comes to lifelong learning, postgraduates in the U.S. are ahead of all other education levels, including those with a four-year college degree.
Maximize the Return on Your Investment in Higher Education
The process of selecting, enrolling and attending college can be challenging, confusing and time-consuming for students. Given the substantial investment of resources, read five ways to maximize one's college experience.
Deal Reached, U.S.-Iranian Relations May Be Tougher Hurdle
While observers are lauding the nuclear agreement reached among international powers Tuesday as a way to reshape relations between Iran and the West, Gallup surveys show distrust on both sides.
Digital Wallets Don't Deliver What Consumers Need
Only 13% of American smartphone users have digital wallets. Providers in this market are largely failing to provide compelling value propositions that get consumers past their concerns about security, convenience and practicality.
Big Data Isn't a Human Capital Strategy
While predictive analytics and assessments can spot the right talent an organization needs, a company could lose sight of the bigger picture by not fully using data, by fixating on it too much or by overlooking potential pitfalls.
Privilege May Not Be an Advantage for College Graduates
First-generation, minority graduates from public universities are just as likely to have a "great life" after college as graduates whose parents completed college, are white and who attended private universities.
Why It's Still Cool to Hate Banks
Americans still love to hate the banking industry. Almost seven years after the financial crisis, confidence in banks as an institution remains low. The industry has largely been unable to change the public's negative perception.
Gale D. Muller, 1944-2015
Gallup's Editor in Chief remembers the remarkable life of Gale Muller, Gallup vice chairman and general manager of the World Poll. Muller was committed to changing the world by asking people across the globe what they were thinking.
How Uber Can Improve Americans' Outlook on Life
In cities where there is more innovation and creative destruction, residents have brighter expectations about the future. This holds true even after taking into account the unemployment creative destruction initially brings.
Asking a Simple Question Can Change Everything for a Student
Asking one question can open a world of opportunity for students who are otherwise disengaged in school: What do you like to do every day?